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Shaytan

Imponte Deluxo appreciation thread

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Dacelo

Besides the Dukes name none of the cars are references...they're just the same model of car as some cars seen in movies. The only Imponte car that can be called a direct reference is the Ruiner 2K.

It's like saying the Cheetah is a reference to Miami Vice because they drove Testarossas in that :turn:

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YELLOW ZOOMER WITH DRONE

I think that R* can't (or won't) add new car manufacturers in the game for whatever reason. That's why we have oddities like a Lancia Stratos as a Lampadati or a Lotus Esprit as an Ocelot.

 

If both cars (and the DeLuxo) get added into GTA IV (or its online portion), I think they will get new car brands.

 

Just my $0.02.

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MechanicMammal

^I think it is won't.

I just think they can not be bothered to come up with new clever names that tie in to the real brand, but it can not be that difficult surely just off the top of my head.

Lotus could be Nelumbo (Greek genus) for the Lotus Flower or it could use some other water based plant name.

Lancia could be Spear or Harpoon which are English translation's for the Italian word.

And the Deluxo as I said earlier could be put under the Lotus banner as Colin Chapman was heavily involved in it's engineering and it shares a lot of components with the Esprit, or you could make light of the £80 million (400ish million in today's money) cost to the UK tax payer. And use Deluxo as the brand name calling it the Deluxo PAYE 80 or the Deluxo C17H21NO4 which ties into a different Deloreon story.

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Shaytan

I think that R* can't (or won't) add new car manufacturers in the game for whatever reason. That's why we have oddities like a Lancia Stratos as a Lampadati or a Lotus Esprit as an Ocelot.

 

If both cars (and the DeLuxo) get added into GTA IV (or its online portion), I think they will get new car brands.

 

Just my $0.02.

Thing is, Rockstar doesn't care about this coerency aspect for a very long time. Every time a bunch of new cars are added into the game, at least one of them will bring up this topic, it's a thing that comes from a long while now.

 

Devs logic: It's in the game, isn't it? Then it's fine. Same thing goes for otherwise awesome cars if the programmer that took care of their specs didn't f*cked everything up and made them awful to drive for no reason.

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delorianlazarus

Has a new brand ever happened ? Some are underused (Annis, Hijak) , but ... ?

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YELLOW ZOOMER WITH DRONE

Has a new brand ever happened ? Some are underused (Annis, Hijak) , but ... ?

Only Progen I think.

 

Also, from the GTA Wiki:

 

Files for the Progen logo were found much before the Ill-Gotten Gains Part 2 update was released, suggesting the company was in development from the start of the game.

http://gta.wikia.com/wiki/Progen

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delorianlazarus

So it seems to make a new brand plausible.

 

I don't give a crap about brands, since they vaguely represent the spirit behind a car manufacturer.

DeLorean was a specific brand, and the Deluxo being Imponte, Hijak, or Weeny (lol my bet is on this one) doesn't make any difference, .... So wait and see, since there won't be any help from leakers nor data miners.

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YELLOW ZOOMER WITH DRONE

DeLuxo should been its own brand IMO.

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Charlottes

Imponte kind of makes sense since John Z. did do some pretty big stuff for Pontiac while he was there. I'm pretty sure there's something in the coding keeping them from adding any more brands though, considering the "Declasse Stallion"

 

as for flight mode, my guess is that it acts like a plane but like...hovers too? Like, in flight mode if you bring it to a dead stop it just...stays there. Maybe losing altitude slowly? and that in flight mode the lowest the car goes is a few inches off the ground, enough so that you can put the wheels back down

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Wscratch

Do you think this car will have a turbo for small flights like the opressor or it will be abble to flight like a plane?

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Super Gran Turismo

Imagine taking it to benny's for sh*ts and giggles and this thing pops out.

iamauto.jpg

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HeavyDuke

Imagine taking it to benny's for sh*ts and giggles and this thing pops out.

clown-car-republicans.jpg

You would like that, wouldn't you?

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NateAssassin

 

Imagine taking it to benny's for sh*ts and giggles and this thing pops out.

clown-car-republicans.jpg

You would like that, wouldn't you?

 

Still better than a flying turd.

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Shaytan

Imagine taking it to benny's for sh*ts and giggles and this thing pops out.

iamauto.jpg

Throw in chrome paint, multicoloured neons and dollar rims and you'd get every kid playing the game new favourite ride! Even Will.I.Am would be - ugh - impressed.

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Razor Cola

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"Come fly with me


let's fly,


let's fly away"


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Cutter De Blanc

And here I was hoping for the Overflod Deluxo

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The Wandering Hunter

 

 

bZckDJP.jpg

 

"Come fly with me

let's fly,

let's fly away"

good quest.

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Cutter De Blanc

Can the Deluxo take me back to 2004 when Rockstar cared about more than just money?

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Mach1bud

I may buy this if it has a normal version, not holding my breath though.

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YELLOW ZOOMER WITH DRONE

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"Come fly with me

let's fly,

let's fly away"

Username checks out.

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Snoopbr

R* has never created new car brands, making it difficult to associate certain cars to an existing brand. I know it's a parody, but does it require patent or something? I think DeLuxo could be its own brand, because it's very unique.

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Aslad

R* has never created new car brands, making it difficult to associate certain cars to an existing brand. I know it's a parody, but does it require patent or something? I think DeLuxo could be its own brand, because it's very unique.

 

Just read up this page mate, they literally stated that Progen was a new car brand introduced with Ill-Gotten Gains Part 2:

 

 

Has a new brand ever happened ? Some are underused (Annis, Hijak) , but ... ?

Only Progen I think.

 

Also, from the GTA Wiki:

 

Files for the Progen logo were found much before the Ill-Gotten Gains Part 2 update was released, suggesting the company was in development from the start of the game.

http://gta.wikia.com/wiki/Progen

 

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MGgames100

It looks perfect and (almost) exactly how I wanted it...

The Corrado front does really fit the Delorean. My only complaint would be the rear lights (I'd like them more Delorean-ish, it is still step up compared to the VC one) and lack of the big badge on the rear bumper...

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I can live with that tho...

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delorianlazarus

^

Customization maybe ?

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M*A*R*I*N*A

Since it has a Corrado front shouldnt it of been a BF?

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Dacelo

No? Because the majority of the car and its functions still resemble a DeLorean? The FMJ isn't a Dewbauchee despite the front being from a Vulcan.

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M*A*R*I*N*A

No? Because the majority of the car and its functions still resemble a DeLorean? The FMJ isn't a Dewbauchee despite the front being from a Vulcan.

Theres no DMC parody company in the game whilst there is a Volkswagen parody company. If the car takes styling cues from a DMC vehicle as well as a Volkswagen vehicle it would make sense for it to be a BF vehicle. I dont understand where the Imponte part is coming from in this instance?
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MechanicMammal

^It is because John DeLorean worked for Pontiac for a long time and doubled their sales, before creating his own company, I am sure this is the logic Rstar are using.

But I personally would like to see it as a under a different company banner at least a European one because the car was made and the mistakes paid for in the UK by the tax paying public.

There are no existing GTA brand that suit this car TBH.

Does anyone remember who made it in Vice City?

Because as far as I remember it did not fall under any brand in that game and I feel that is what they should of done now. It would save the arguments at least.

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Dacelo

It's still an American car despite there not being a DMC parody. There's no AMC parody either but the Rhapsody didn't go under BF despite having the front end of a Golf MK1. Imponte is the best suit IMO.

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MechanicMammal

It's still an American car despite there not being a DMC parody. There's no AMC parody either but the Rhapsody didn't go under BF despite having the front end of a Golf MK1. Imponte is the best suit IMO.

 

How can it be a American car if it was not made in America? OK it's primary market was the US and John Delorean was American but the car was from the UK using English money. Mostly based on a Lotus Esprit.

In fact the version sold in the US was a lesser car than the one available everywhere else because they had to raise the suspension and reduce the power even further with a CAT to pass the laws over there.

Trust me I have done some research.

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